The Monday, July 14, Climate Justice Forum radio program hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) gratefully welcomes Herb Goodwin, a core WIRT and Occupy Bellingham activist resisting coal export and tar sands megaloads throughout the Northwest. Herb will talk about the oil industry end run around the U.S. crude oil export ban by eight proposed refineries with 80,000-barrel-per-day production capacities in Montana, North Dakota, and elsewhere. He will also discuss rapidly emerging megaload assembly plants and transports on the Montana Rocky Mountain Front, which build Alberta tar sands and Bakken shale oil extraction infrastructure. Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT, live at 90.3 FM and online, the show covers continent-wide climate activism news and dirty energy developments, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.
Opponents and supporters interact with state highway officials during Moscow visit.
Members of the Idaho Transportation Board toured the state’s preferred route for realignment and expansion of U.S. Highway 95 south of Moscow on Thursday.
Janice Vassar, the board representative for ITD’s District 2, which includes Moscow and Lewiston, described the view from the chosen route as “spectacular.”
But opponents of the preferred plan were also on hand afterward at an event hosted by the City of Moscow and University of Idaho for the seven-member board.
The final environmental impact statement supporting the choice known as E-2 from Thorn Creek Road to Moscow was sent to the Federal Highway Administration from the Idaho Transportation Department’s environmental office this week. It was the culmination of an 11-year, court-ordered process. Continue reading